New research reveals the disturbing link between a common prostate treatment and Alzheimer’s. But there’s a safe alternative doctors don’t know about.

The Prostate Treatment That Destroys a Man’s Brain

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cancer, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Men's Health, Prostate Cancer by INH Research0 Comments

Imagine there’s pain radiating from your pelvic area. You’re having trouble urinating every time you run to the restroom. Which is often these days. You go to the doctor.

Your diagnosis? Prostate cancer.

That’s one mystery solved.

You undergo treatment. But then you start forgetting important events. You can’t seem to remember how to complete even the simplest of daily tasks. What’s happening to you?

New research has uncovered a horrible side effect of a common prostate cancer treatment.

Hormone therapy increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 88%. That’s according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Doctors often prescribe androgen deprivation therapy to prostate cancer patients. It lowers male sex hormones, including testosterone. The point is to keep them from entering prostate cancer cells. This “starves” tumors, which need testosterone to grow.

But it’s also the mechanism that puts men at risk for dementia.

This year, Penn Medicine and Stanford University researchers confirmed that the treatment puts you in cognitive danger.1

There’s another reason hormone therapy isn’t worth the risk. It isn’t even a cure. It only slows the progression of prostate cancer. And it isn’t effective for long—about 18 months. That’s why your oncologist will likely still recommend surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation to remove or further shrink tumors.

There’s a safe, natural alternative to hormone therapy and the brain-destroying risks that come with it. Researchers first discovered it in 1990.2

Hops extract is made from the flowers brew masters use to make beer. It contains a cancer-fighting substance called lupulone.3 Hops are also rich in antioxidants called polyphenols. These lower inflammation—a symptom found at the root of all cancers.4

Yes, you can get small amounts of hops from drinking beer. But we don’t recommend this approach. You’d have to guzzle almost 20 beers a day to see a benefit!5

Hops supplements are available online and in vitamin shops. Look for an extract that has no phytoestrogens, which can lower a man’s testosterone levels.

In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Publisher, INH Health Watch

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References:
1http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2015/12/07/JCO.2015.63.6266.abstract
2http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2005/oct/anti-cancer-compound-beer-gaining-interest
3http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24168111
4http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26136899
5http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13289882/ns/health-cancer/t/beers-day-keep-prostate-cancer-away/#.VnFzLbgrJhF

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